Salary: £30,640

Location: Edinburgh

35 hours per week – Fixed term contract for up to 1 year or when the role-holder returns

We are seeking to appoint a committed and adaptable individual to support SHAAP’s work to reduce harms from alcohol in Scotland, by contributing to SHAAP’s projects and research, and communicating work, policy and evidence effectively to stakeholders.

The Role

Please refer to the Job Description for the full details. The Research and Projects Co-ordinator role includes:

  • To input to projects, including research, in a timely manner
  • To research and draft relevant briefings, reports, publications and information materials
  • To keep the SHAAP website updated and distribute information to mailing lists
  • To support the general running of SHAAP’s operations
  • To undertake any other reasonable tasks requested by the SHAAP Director/wider team

The Person

Please refer to the Job Description for the full details.

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Ability to interpret and use qualitative and quantitative data
  • Ability to draft materials for different audiences
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills including use of the standard office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, email/internet), and experience of using databases
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, alcohol policy
  • Highly-organised; able to self-manage and work as part of a team
  • Demonstrable competence in utilising social media

Remuneration Package

The salary for this role will be £30,640 per annum plus benefits. Additional benefits include:

  • Pension: with employer contributions of 9%.
  • Holidays: 23 days annual leave pro rata.  All employees receive 11 days public holiday/College close downs.
  • Life assurance scheme.
  • Long-term income protection scheme for those unable to work due to illness.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Discounted rates for use of the venue for personal events.

To Apply:

  • All applicants are required to submit a completed application form.
  • A CV may be included with your application. Please note an application form and CV are the only two documents to be considered.
  • Please send your application form and supporting documentation in word format only (not converted to .pdf).
  • Please note agencies need not apply.


Closing Date:                    9am Tuesday 26 September 2023

Interviews:                        Thursday 5th/Friday 6th October 2023

Informal enquiries to:    Elinor Jayne

Completed applications should be returned to:

Application Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 26 September, 2023